• National Gallery of Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Artbank
  • Monash Gallery of Art
  • Monash University Museum of Art
  • Lyon HouseMuseum
  • La Trobe University Art Museum
  • Queensland University Technology
  • Horsham Art Gallery
  • Ipswich Regional Gallery
  • City Of Boroondara Collection
  • National Library of Australia
  • State Library of N.S.W
  • State Library of Queensland
  • State Library of Victoria
  • Westmeade Children’s Hospital
  • Brandts Museet for Fotokunst


  • 2010 Siemens/RMIT Art Award, Melbourne
  • 2009 Cultural Exchange Grant (International), Arts Victoria
  • 2008 New Work Grant, Australia Council
  • 2008 Shortlist, Book of the Year, Photo Espana, Madrid
  • 2007 Arts Development Grant (Presentation), Arts Victoria
  • 2005/6 Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia Council
  • 2004 Shortlist, Prix du Livre, Rencontres International Photographie, Arles, France
  • 2004 Finalist, Citibank Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
  • 2002 Finalist, Prix du Festival Off, Rencontres International Photographie, Arles, France
  • 2000 30 under 30, Photo District News (PDN) Magazine, New York



  • The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization (And Other Obvious Metaphors), Claire Oliver Gallery, New York


  • Various Positions [Parts 1-6], Claire Oliver Gallery, New York


  • Pattern Recognition, Sophie Gannon Gallery & multiple site specific public installations, Melbourne International Arts Festival
  • Matthew Sleeth, Claire Oliver Gallery, Next 08 @ Art Chicago
  • Ten Series/106 Photographs, Aperture Gallery, New York


  • Matthew Sleeth: Photographs, Galleri Hornbaek, Denmark
  • Matthew Sleeth: 2004-07, Josef Lebovic Gallery at The Depot Gallery, Sydney
  • Matthew Sleeth, Art Sydney 07 (Next Generation), Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney
  • Ten Series/106 Photographs, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
  • Mixed Tape, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
  • Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
  • Mixed Tape, The Convent Gallery, Daylesford Foto Biennale, Daylesford, Victoria
  • Silver’s Circus, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
  • 12 Views of Mount Fuji, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane


  • 12 Views of Mount Fuji + Xmas Lights, Studio, Melbourne
  • Call Of The Wild, Fyrtøjet, Odense Photo Triennial, Denmark
  • Rosebud, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney
  • Pictured, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
  • Rosebud, Fremantle Prison, Fotofreo Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia



  • Negotiating This World, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Lumens Festival, Suzhou, China & Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Art On Art, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
  • The Open Door, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland
  • 2011

    • 100, Black Art Projects, Melbourne
    • The Penis Show, CGP, London
    • LUMEN Festival of Video Art, Staten Island Waterfront, New York
    • The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, Flux Factory, New York
    • The Penis Show, Mario D’Agostino, London


    • Contemporary Encounters, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    • Tropical Lab, La Salle Gallery, Singapore
    • Warzone, Fries Museum, Noorderlicht Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
    • Marks Of Honour, Photographers’ Gallery, London
    • Weapons of Mass Consumption, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
    • Growing Pains, Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
    • L.A.F Project, Prague
    • Snapshot: Contemporary Photo Media, La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne


    • Snap!, UTS Gallery, Sydney
    • Long Distance Vision: Three Australian Photographers, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    • Anticipation, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York
    • Marks Of Honour, Kaune Sudendorf, Cologne
    • Marks Of Honour, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam


    • New, Next, Now, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York
    • Photo-Electric, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York
    • The Truth of the Matter, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
    • Holding On, Letting Go, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
    • Wilson HTM National Art Prize, Sophie Gannon (Melbourne), GrantPirrie (Sydney), Jan Manton Art (Brisbane)
    • Bridging The Distance, National Library Australia, Canberra
    • Memoirs: Selected Photographs from the Daryl Hewson Collection, State Library Of Queensland, Brisbane


    • Victorians On Vacation, Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
    • Mysteries, F Galerija, Kaunas Photo 07, Kaunas, Lithuania
    • Blast!, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Redcliffe, Queensland. (Touring to Logan Art Gallery, Logan, Queensland)
    • One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, Odense, Denmark
    • The Photography Show 07, 7th Regiment Armory, New York
    • Lessons In History–Vol 1, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane
    • Australian Art, Australian Embassy, Berlin


    • On The Beach, City Museum, Melbourne
    • City Of Perth Photomedia Prize, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
    • Another Asia, Fries Museum, Noorderlicht Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
    • Bookish – an exhibition of Artist’s Books, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
    • Genius Loci, 8th International Festival of Photography, Athens, Greece
    • Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    • Micro Macro City, 10th International Architecture Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice
    • Recent Acquisitions: Photographs from the MGA collection, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
    • Ulrick and Schubert Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland


  • Office (Schaden, Cologne, 2008), edition of 3
  • Ten Series/106 Photographs (Aperture, New York, 2007)
  • Red China (Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2005), edition of 15
  • Call Of The Wild (Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2004), edition of 15
  • Opfikon (M.33, Melbourne, 2004)
  • Survey (Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2004)
  • home + away (M.33, Melbourne, 2003)
  • Tour Of Duty (Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2002)
  • Roaring Days (M.33, Melbourne, 1998)


  • Colless, Edward. What Now: Matthew Sleeth, Art Collector #58: October–December 2011
  • McGhie, Alistair. For The Boys, Portrait: April/May 2011
  • Hickey, Gary. Imressions of Japan: Zen to Kawaii, Art Monthly: December 2010
  • Martin-Chew, Louise. Zen to Kawaii, Artlink: December 2010
  • Miles, Melissa. The Drive to Archive, Photographies: March 2010
  • Murphy, Michael. Ten Series/106 Photographs, Foto8: December 2009
  • Petersen, Sisse. Ten Series/106 Photographs, Katalog: Summer 2009
  • Morrell, Timothy. Top 5 Public Gallery Shows: Matthew Sleeth, Art Collector: January–March 2009
  • Tello, Veronica. Matthew Sleeth, Pattern Recognition, Art Collector: October–December 2008
  • Louisa, Whitehead. Matthew Sleeth, Farrago: 8th October 2008
  • Boyd, Chris. 2008 Melbourne Festival Highlights, The Herald Sun: 27st October 2008
  • Crawford, Ashley. Pattern Recognition, The Age: 25st October 2008
  • Perkin, Corrie. It’s Been Great, The Australian: 20st October 2008
  • Nelson, Robert. Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Age: 15st October 2008
  • Freeman-Greene, Suzy. Making Order, The Age: 27st September 2008
  • Modra, Penny. Pattern Recognition, The Age/M Magazine: 21st September 2008
  • Merz, Mischa. Patterns Draw Out Big Picture, Herald Sun: 10th September 2008
  • Johnson, Paddy. Matthew Sleeth: Ten Series, Art & Australia: Vol 45, N o. 4
  • Harper, Alison. Matthew Sleeth and Josef Lebovic, Australian Art Market Report: Autumn 2008
  • Smyth, Diane. Baby Face, British Journal of Photography: 19th December 2007
  • Webb, Penny. Take A Holiday Look At How We Used To Take A Holiday, The Age: 1st January 2008
  • Crawford, Ashley. Matthew Sleeth, 50 Most Collectable Artists, Art Collector: January–March 2008
  • Jolly, Martyn. Matthew Sleeth: Ten Series/106 Photographs, Photofile: Summer 2008
  • Lazauskas, Rita. Daylesford Foto Biennale, Photofile: Summer 2008
  • Smyth, Diane. Book This: Recent Favourites, British Journal of Photography: 5th December 2007
  • Jones, Jennie. All Fired Up For The Camera, Daily Telegraph: 15th October 2007
  • McFarlane, Robert. Images of Life’s Ups and Downs, Sydney Morning Herald: 23rd October 2007
  • Roberts, Jo. Noticed By The Best, For Even More Success, Sydney Morning Herald: 5th October 2007
  • Roberts, Jo. Australian Photographer Captures Focus of Esteemed Arbiter, The Age: 4th October 2007
  • Makin, Jeff. Matthew Sleeth: Mixed Tape, The Herald Sun: 11-12th August 2007
  • Kirkham, Alex. Rosebud Summers Relived, The Mail: 18th July 2007
  • Frost, Andrew. The Art Life (Episode 1), ABC Television, broadcast (Australia) 19th June 2007
  • Colless, Edward. World Vision, Art Collector #41: July–September 2007
  • Pedler, Martin. On The Beach, Mini International #24
  • Badger, Gerry. Tour Of Duty, The Photobook: A History Volume 2: Phaidon, London, 2006
  • Badger, Gerry. The Concerned Photobook since WWII, The Photobook: A History Volume 2: Phaidon, London, 2006
  • Boyd, Chris. A Lens Aimed At Undermining the Idea Of Truth, Australian Financial Review: 22-23 July 2006
  • Crombie, Isobel. Here and Now: Contemporary Photography In Australia, Light Sensitive: NGV, Melbourne, 2006
  • Frost, Andrew. Matthew Sleeth, 50 Most Collectable Artists, Art Collector: January–March 2006
  • Hart, Melissa. In The Frame, Monash Gallery Art magazine: Winter 2006
  • Hill, Peter. Australian Art and a Family Affair, The Age: 11th November 2006
  • McCulloch, Alan, Susan & Emily. Matthew Sleeth, Encyclopedia of Australian Art: Aus Art Editions, Melbourne, 2006
  • Messer, Barbara. Northern Exposure, Australian Creative: April/May 2006
  • Miles, Melissa. Matthew Sleeth: Pictured, Eyeline: Spring 2006
  • Mordue, Mark. Matthew Sleeth: Rosebud, Art Collector: July–September 2006
  • Morrell, Tim. Repositioning Photography, Artlink: Summer 2006
  • Rule, Andrew. Carry On Camping, Good Weekend Magazine: 7th January 2006
  • Zavos, Zolton. Matthew Sleeth, Riot: Issue 05, August 2006